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Anamorphic Moller 32/2x, Helios 44, RedStan Clamp, m42 to m43 adapter.


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A few years back I was interested in trying Anamorphic filming with my GH3. I ended up buying a lens from a member on this forum (@Francisco Rios) in a pleasant transaction. However, upon receiving the lens, I realized that time constraints on my schedule precluded me to do much with it, so it has been safely stored since.  I never shot any movies, but Francisco has an album with some impressive footage he shot: Vimeo album - examples

Some notes about the pictures:

1. Keep in mind that Helios is not known for being a sharp lens, but Francisco's videos show how great it can be. I took a couple of pictures in a more clinical setting (attached) that shows the sharpness I got by just playing with it for a few minutes. It takes some practice (that I don't have) to fully use a lens like this, as it requires dual focus, alignment of the anamorphic lens etc. I found it impressively sharp at around f8-10, but in my brief play with the setup, I did not get a very sharp image at f2-4. Could be user error, or it could be that the clinical setting highlights weaknesses in the setup. (No sharpening or fiddling done with the test pictures, other than stretching them to simulate anamorphic projection, and sizing to proper 4k resolution.

2. Looking at the pictures I took of the different pieces: The Helios has either some imperfections or dust in the glass. The front coating on the Moller seems to have some slight marks.  

Anyways, I am hoping someone that understands and appreciates anamorphic filming better than me can have some fun with it. I am selling all the pieces together for $400 including USPS Priority Shipping CONUS, as well as me paying for Paypal fee.

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In order to show the Moller lens as sharp at a different aperture, here is a shot where I held it up to a regular Panasonic 45-150 lens at F4 (fastest aperture). I let the AF do the job, and tried to hold the Moller in place with my hand. Obviously not an ideal test, but as you can see, it's pretty sharp at faster apertures with the right lens and/or setup. No sharpening done, only resized to desqueeze, then sized down to 4k resolution.

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After managing to test it more with the 45-150 I'm seeing really good results. I'll be posting a video clip shortly. Basically I'll be selling the Moller W/the clamp only. Since the quality is really good, I'll be setting a price of $500. If you really want the Helios, let me know and I can include it in the box for free.

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